Sorkin and Fincher are friends and co-workers. But Fincher knew Sorkin had to learn something …
They worked together The social network and have been friends ever since. Their collaboration and friendship are truly admirable in Hollywood. Sorkin recently spoke about it during an appearance on Michael Moore this week Podcast “Rumble”.
In that conversation, Sorkin shared the best advice Fincher has given him: “As soon as the studio knows you want to do the movie more than they do, they’ll own you.”
In Hollywood, it’s more powerful when they want you than when you want them. So sometimes you have to hide your enthusiasm. Especially when you’re upstairs. Below I found that this is not really the case.
At the time Sorkin was arguing The western wing and how he never planned the series to continue beyond the pilot. Sorkin stated, “When I wrote the pilot, I never thought there would be a second episode. I didn’t think this could go on air. And I certainly didn’t think it would last as long and be as popular as it was and have the kind of effect on the people it had. ”
But it blew up. And it turned out to be a great success.
NBC had never aired a program directly about politics. The show felt daring to them and they knew they had to have something like this in the air.
“I think NBC, the network, and Warner Bros., the studio, somehow sensed that I wrote to the pilot, that I liked the pilot, and that if there isn’t a season 2, it’s fine with me.” said Sorkin. “In a way that saved us. Once it aired, of course, I was very keen that there would be an episode three, four, five and so on. And I wrote and produced the show for the next four years. ”
That is how he learned his lesson. NBC really wanted this show, so he was in a position of power in giving it to them. When you have these fleeting powers as a writer, use them to move you forward.
Have you used this advice yourself? Let us know what you think in the comments.